Overtime returns to original ownership3/18/2015
Overtime Beerhouse, 4810 86th St. in Urbandale, has re-opened with a new brand and a different owner. Kristi Cobb is in charge. Previously Cobb ran the restaurant for her parents, who owned it before moving to Arizona and selling the business to Cindy Barnes-Stone last year. Seven months later, Cobb is back and has redecorated the inside with a vintage sports theme and added four big-screen TVs. Overtime has 24 beers on tap, and three of them are domestic. Others are craft and microbrewery beers, including a few local Iowa options. The menu has been scaled back, featuring pizza, homemade wings, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salads and wraps. Overtime is open 11 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday; and 9 a.m. to midnight, Sunday. Call 515-727-4992, visit http://otbeerhouse.com or find it on Facebook.
Dahl’s stores to become Price Chopper
It’s official. In early April, five of the seven Dahl’s grocery stores in the metro will become Price Chopper supermarkets. The five locations are 4343 Merle Hay Road, 3425 Ingersoll Ave., 1819 Beaver Ave., 5440 N.W. 86th St. in Johnston and 15500 Hickman Road in Clive. The remaining two stores will be rebranded with a new concept to Des Moines, according to Associated Wholesale Grocers, which bought Dahl’s in a bankruptcy settlement in January. Both AWG and Price Chopper are based in Kansas City, Missouri. Three other Dahl’s locations will be closed. One was purchased by Kum & Go Inc., the other by Equity Ventures Commercial Development, and the third store was not sold.
Capital Square updates aimed to make space more usable
The atrium of downtown Des Moines’ Capital Square will see several changes this summer in the hopes of creating a more usable space for tenants and bringing in more events. The updates include a new coffee and gelato shop called Sidebar to open across from Big City Burgers and Greens; adding two large carpeted areas with casual seating; poles with LED lighting, electrical outlets and speakers; removing half the large potted trees currently in place; and replacing building directories with digital displays.
East Village hotel plan to be scaled back
Plans for Staybridge Suites in East Village have been scaled back. The hotel will now be five stories instead of six. It was originally planned to include 137 rooms but will now have 111. The change of plans is partly due to the competition from the proposed convention hotel to be built downtown in the next few years. Staybridge is part of a $49 million development currently under construction downtown. It will also have a 124-unit complex of market-rate apartments and a parking garage with 317 stalls.
Archery range opens in Grimes
A&S Archery — an indoor archery range, retail and pro shop — has opened at 3000 S.E. Grimes Blvd. Shawn and Angela Brighton opened the range, which offers coaching lessons and has the option of renting equipment or allowing customers to bring in their own. A&S has 20 lanes at 20 yards long each. Customers must be 8 years or older and accompanied by an adult if younger than 18 years old. A&S is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Call 515-986-2117 or find it on Facebook.
Fitness center to open for personal trainers in Johnston
Custom Fitness, a fitness center planned to offer personal training and group classes, is expected to open June 1 in the space formerly occupied by Irwin’s Bike and Sports. Jason and Cosette Clendenen are behind the idea for the gym to be located at 5500 Merle Hay Road in Johnston. Custom Fitness will offer individual training bays for personal trainers to rent, and each bay will have training equipment. Trainers will operate independently, and a common area will be available with additional equipment. Jason Clendenen is a Green Beret, and Cosette Clendenen is a personal trainer and former military member. The couple is paying for the startup without loans and plan to win a $15,000 prize from the Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest. Call 319-430-7476 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. CV